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ID A-3-98-EC
Also Known As Winter 1998
Abstract National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Airborne Topographic data (LIDAR) of field activity A-3-98-EC in North East and Great Lakes from 12/01/1998 to 12/06/1998
Organization National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Project/Theme Winter 1998 North East and Great Lakes LIDAR project
Activity Type Airborne Topographic
Platform Airplane
Area of Operation North East and Great Lakes, East Coast US
Bounding Coordinates
-83.75000     -66.25000
Dates 12/01/1998 (JD 335) to 12/06/1998 (JD 340)
Analog Materials No analog holdings.
Information Specialist
Lynne Dingerson, NOAA
Equipment Used
This data was collected as part of an effort to map beach topography efficiently 
and cheaply.
The Airborne LIDAR Assessment of Coastal Erosion (ALACE) project was
a partnership between NOAA, NASA, and U.S. Geological Survery (USGS). It has
been collecting baseline coastal topographic data for the conterminous U.S.
since 1996. NOAA left the partnership after the fall 2000 season, but USGS and
NASA continue to collect data for research purposes. This data may eventually
be available via LDART. The ALACE collections are typically targeted at a
narrow strip of sandy beach and are usually a kilometer or less in width. Many
areas have both baseline data and post-storm data. In general, this data has
not been checked with ground control, but has undergone internal consistency

The acquisition of baseline coastal topographic data primarily occurs during the fall, prior to winter erosion and when the beach is generally at its widest due to sand accumulation over the summer months. However, research missions are also conducted at other times to study the coastal impacts of weather phenomena such as El Nino or hurricanes. All flights are timed to occur within a few hours of low tide, when the beach is most exposed.
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Navigation data nav    
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A-3-98-EC location map of where navigation 

equipment operated

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